Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Released on August 6, 2014 by Blizzard

Developed by Blizzard

Sheathe your sword, draw your deck, and get ready for Hearthstone - the fast paced strategy card game that's easy to learn and massively fun. Start a free game on Battle.net and play your cards to sling spells, summon creatures, and command the heroes of Warcraft in duels of epic strategy.

Hello Ghosts,

In this episode of Hearthstone Dailies for Ghosts I play a couple matches of Too Many Portals Tavern Brawl. The cool thing about this brawl is the thing I also dislike the most about this brawl in it's focus on random chance. That said, I luck out and do quite well in each match.

I wrap things up with a handful of matches playing with my brand new Reno Jackson Dragon Paladin deck. It's a very odd deck I haven't seen get much play and it has done shocking well in each matchup i've used it in. But how good is this deck? The only way to know is to watch!

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In a bid to push Cheerful Ghost to new heights of video game reporting... or that I simply had an idea that I wanted to try... I give you my four recent Hearthstone Pack opens! As with most things I'll provide a card by card commentary and encourage you all to join the conversation. I'd love to hear what you've been collecting and how that's effected your decks and gameplay.

For quite some time now for each Hearthstone pack i've opened I take a screenshot of it and date it and put it in a folder. I'm a collector of my own gaming history over time(large part why I built Cheerful Ghost) and love to go back and see what i've opened. It helps me understand my... Read All

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"Players who level a World of Warcraft character to level 20 will earn a new Achievement, Fledgling Hero of Warcraft, that will unlock Liadrin for use in Hearthstone. No World of Warcraft subscription is necessary to earn this hero and bring the power of the Light to bear in Hearthstone—simply log in to your existing World of Warcraft account and play.

Note that while the World of Warcraft Achievement will not be rewarded retroactively, anyone who leveled a character to level 20 after 11 a.m. PST on March 11 will be eligible to receive Lady Liadrin.
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The first three heroes in Hearthstone cost $10 so it's nice to see one that you can unlock for free. World of... Read All

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Whispers of the Old Gods is an all new upcoming expansion for Hearthstone that will launch late April / early May and feature over 300 new cards. Blizzard has dropped some info on a couple new cards featured in our discussion video and linked below. On launch everyone will be getting 3 free Old Gods packs and on opening your first pack you will get the Old God C'Thun and 2 cards that play well with it, for free. So if you've stepped away for whatever reason, you should head back at launch for some awesome freebies.

In this special episode of Hearthstone Dailies for Ghosts I welcome my friend and Cheerful Ghost aficionado Dan to talk about the recent Whispers... Read All

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In this pre Hearthstone expansion announcement episode we grind daily quests with Dragon Priest. I go 2 for 3 and gain more gold for packs for the upcoming expansion. This is a really fun set of games as the people I go head to head with play with some fairly unique decks.

I plan on doing a special episode talking more about the next expansion and the new cards it will be adding, so check that out when it drops in the next couple days.

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Kripparrian recently posted a really great video going over the history of Hearthstone card nerfs. I really enjoy this as I played the game in an early state but don't remember much of the game balance so it's nice to get the history of how it's evolved. Interesting to consider the last card nerf was Warsong Commander and not much has been balanced since then. It seems Blizzard favors releasing new cards as a response than nerfing older cards, which I don't mind. I do think some cards should be buffed, but again Blizzard seems against that sort of thing in favor of releasing a new card that work with something less powerful.

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We've all been waiting for the new Hearthstone expansion and Blizzard has finally confirmed that on March 11th they will unveil all of the details. So yeah, it's a announcement of the upcoming announcement of the expansion because you know... marketing in 2016!

That said all of the signs point to this expansion having something to do with World of Warcraft The Old Gods and word on the street is it will be called "Whispers of the Old Gods." The expansion announcement will stream live from the Blizzard Twitch page linked below.

What are you wanting from this expansion? As they phase out Naxxramas and Goblins VS Gnomes the new expansion has big shoes to fill and... Read All

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I really enjoyed watching this Hearthstone de-make video. As per-usual the playing Priest got a terrible start, which is ... you know.. how it goes in Hearthstone.

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In this episode I talk about the upcoming changes to Hearthstone while I grind my dailies. I play my Raptor Rogue, Dragon Priest and my brand spankin' new aggro Mage deck. In one of my matches I go down to 1 hp and still bring it around for the win making a very fun Hearthstone moment. I note that the decks I see most play now are really aggro, do you find that to be true in what you are seeing right now?

Check more on the upcoming Hearthstone changes below and let me know what you think of these matches? Should I have played differently or is there a deck you have been having fun with I need to play?

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Not the worlds most amazing achievement to be sure, but one I am happy for. If you are playing Hearthstone and want some incentive to land 300 gold, keep playing because at a thousand wins you will get your wish.

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One of the biggest problems in Hearthstone has been new players starting the game. There are a ton of cards to get and because of that, it's very daunting for new players. Changes are coming that should address this and create an entirely new game mode that should shake up the base game for the better.

There is so much here, I am going to clip out most of it to discuss.

"You’ll play Standard using a deck built solely from a pool of cards that were released in the current and previous calendar year, along with a core foundation of the Basic and Classic card sets (which will always be valid for Standard). You’ll be matched against other players who are also... Read All

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A few people have been asking me about starting strategies for Hearthstone. It's a tough grind when you start and I discuss what I would do if I started now and then get in playing with a basic+naxx Warlock deck. I round out the show playing a few new Aggro Shaman and Raptor Rogue decks.

Basic+Naxx Warlock Deck:

http://hearthstoneplayers.com/basic-naxxramas-warlock/

Raptor Rogue(I don't run Sylvanas or Dr. Boom as I don't have them)

http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/376635-top-5-legend-raptor-rogue

Aggro Shaman:

http://www.icy-veins.com/hearthstone/shaman-face-aggro-loe-deck

Last year I created a post for new Hearthstone players. My only update would be to unlock... Read All

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In this episode of Hearthstone Dailies for Ghosts I grind up to 700 gold to unlock the last tier of Blackrock Mountain. Am I able to defeat all the bosses? The last bossfight is a bit tricky, do I have the right cards to finish Nefarian?

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One goal of 2016 is to do more Cheerful Ghost video projects. Keep the Roundtable going strong, do more local developer interviews and game streaming. I love Hearthstone and I know some of you do too and thought it might make sense to do a new Hearthstone series where I play the game and talk a bit about it. Specifically i'll be focusing on grinding my Hearthstone gold dailies, talk about the game in terms of strategy to help people understand the game a bit more and learn that they can do pretty well playing the game for free. In this first episode I grind out one of my daily quests while playing 3 ranked matches. I talk about and use two of my new decks... Read All

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If people are handing out awards for the laziest post titles, i'd put "A Few Things I Liked In 2015" up for nomination. I wanted to make it "Things I Just Couldn't Even In 2015" but you know, I couldn’t even.

This post is a wrap up of a few things I enjoyed in 2015. It's not an exhaustive list but I am sure I am saying that so you don't judge me for only putting popular stuff on this list. You know, so if someone is all like "hey man why is this list Star Wars The Force Awakens" 20 times I can say "it's not meant to be exhaustive.”

The following lists aren't in any sorted order unless otherwise noted. This list is of things I experienced in 2015 not just... Read All

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